Guest Post by Enma Carey
If you’re after somewhere different for your next travel adventure, why not consider China? This vast country has huge amounts to offer the adventurous woman traveller and is a real eye opener for anyone looking to experience new cultures.From ancient Buddhist temples to wonders of the world and bustling mega-cities, China is best described as a country of contradictions, and the only way to truly understand it is to visit it yourself.
The Great Wall
If you visit China then the one thing you cannot miss is of course the Great Wall stretching from Shanhaiguan in the East, to Lop Lake in the West, and in total is thought to be around 21,196 km long. As a result, it’s not possible to view the Wall in its entirety (except from space!), but it is possible to view certain sections of it. Make sure you book a tour with a reputable tour guide who can take you to a section with plenty to see. Walking up to the wall might take around 40 minutes, so some people choose to take a mountain chair lift up to it and take in the sights this way. To get back down, a toboggan ride is a really fun option popular with many tourists.
The Forbidden City
Another must-see in China is the Forbidden City in Beijing. Housed behind walls, this ancient city once housed the imperial palace and is now home to the Palace Museum and consists of 980 buildings. Stepping out of modern Beijing and into the ancient Forbidden City is an experience you will be unlikely to forget, and there are never-ending photo opportunities here, with the fabulous Chinese architecture and art well preserved in many of the buildings.
The Spirit of China
As well as the sightseeing opportunities, China has its spiritual side too. Although a communist country, there are several Buddhist temples in China to visit if you are interested in this side of travelling. Perhaps the closest you’ve ever come to spiritualism is psychic tarot reading or consulting an online psychic, in which case this side of China is well worth discovering.